September 1, 2005: “Go with the flow—Retention and turnover”

I. M. Wright’s “Hard Code” book excerpt  Review season is here. As entertaining as that can be for managers and employees alike, it’s just a primer for what follows: musical product groups. The music starts when review numbers are released. A whole bunch of engineers get up out of their office chairs and try to find…

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August 1, 2005: “Controlling your boss for fun and profit”

I. M. Wright’s “Hard Code” book excerpt  There’s a great gesture you can do to show just how little you care about someone who is wallowing in self-pity. You lightly rub the tips of your thumb and forefinger together saying, “This is the world’s smallest violin playing, ‘My Heart Cries for You.’” That’s how I feel…

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